July 26th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man under a 10-year sentence had his incarceration time modified in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
William Mullins, 21, was sentenced to 10 years in 2010 for two counts of burglary, one charge of theft and one charge of robbery.
Mullins has been on work release for more than a year.
He had his sentence modified once already, having six months taken off, for completing his GED while incarcerated.
PIERCETON â€” Whitko Community school board members and administration breathed a sigh of relief as the date of July 18 came and went.
That was the deadline in a 30-day window in which objections to the $22 million projected construction plan could be voiced.
Whitko Community School Corporation held a 1028 hearing June 17 to explain in detail the desire of the district to build a new Pierceton Elementary School and extensively renovate South Whitley Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Lake living might be the life for residents in the Tri-Lakes area, but over-grown channels and mucky canals are making waterway travel impossible.
Recently, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a project to dredge specific channels around Little Cedar, Big Cedar, and Round Lakes.
As part of the dredging work at Round Lake, a hole was needed to pump the channel water into in order to allow for DNR officials to access the sites.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools will soon go about the task of selecting a new school board member.
Chris Bechtold was elected in 2010 and took office in 2011. He announced his resignation, effective Aug. 5, because he will be taking a teaching position at Eagle Tech Academy. Board members are not permitted to hold teaching positions.
To fill the vacancy, the school board has asked for those interested to submit their interest, in writing, to the superintendent.
Children at the Peabody Public Library celebrated J.R.R. Tolkienâ€™s â€śThe Hobbitâ€ť Tuesday with a party.
Four teams participated in a scavenger hunt, following clues throughout the library in search of their own â€śring.â€ť Party goers dug in a wading pool full of sand to search for â€śtreasure.â€ť
Pictured, from left, are Kiylin Gaff (10), Georgia Lieb (14), Katie Thompson (14), Daryan Austin (9), Anakha Austin (13), Aeris Austin (11) and Daniel Thompson (11).
The boys 200-meter freestyle relay squad broke the Columbia City Clubâ€™s team record and won the event at the league championships at Pine Valley Country Club last week.
From left: Nathan Koch, Robby Owen, Jared Mertz and Shane Bufkin, all on the Columbia City High School varsity swim team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s top athletes will be on display in The Post & Mailâ€™s Athletes of the Year special section â€” inserted today.
The special section also includes The Post & Mailâ€™s selections for male and female Athletes of the Year, two Columbia City High School athletes.
Players of the Week from the 2012-13 school year will also be reviewed, as well as the honorable mention selections.
Contact Nicole Ott, firstname.lastname@example.org, for your suggestions for Athlete of the Week this upcoming season.
Please include name, team and reason why they are a good choice.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Fall sports are set to begin within the next month for high schools all around Whitley County.
Before athletes can take to the gridiron, court or course, though, practice must be held.
First official practices for Columbia City High School teams are as follows: Girls golf will be Friday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
The rest of the Eaglesâ€™ fall sports will kick off Monday, Aug. 5.
Football will hold a meeting at 3, with two practice sessions to follow. These events will be at the football practice field and the athletic building.
Choleene Leinker, of Columbia City, is the proud owner of a 4-year-old Shih Tzu named Scooter, pictured.
â€śScooter is the love of my life,â€ť said Leinker. â€śI spoil him rotten, but he is worth it.â€ť
Leinkerâ€™s pup was featured in a nationwide column, Ask Heloise.
The Columbia City native had her pooch photographed for the columnâ€™s weekly pets feature.
â€śI just had him groomed. Kelley with Precious Pets does a great job with him,â€ť Leinker said. â€śI think heâ€™s the cutest little dog ever.â€ť
See more loveable pets on pages B6-B8 of the July 26 issue of The Post and Mail.
Concerning my ability to stay afloat in 10 feet of water:
- I'm a fish, not a problem.
- I think I could stay afloat awhile.
- I'd sink like a rock.